It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). Glad we did. On the entire loop starting at JBL and back to the Phelps Trail I only saw 2 people (a couple coming down the Slide Mountain Brook trail). There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. Slide Brook Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, and many other species. climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Climbing through mostly hardwoods at … The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. Back to my car at 330pm. A fantastic hike with great High Peaks views, elevation gain, rock scrambling, and a well marked trail. It … The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. Brook Trail - good choice - this trail is much less steep than the Brothers trail and we make good time getting down to the intersection with the Phelps Trail in an hour and a half. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. Take this right; the road will turn into Johns Brook Lane and you follow it 1.5 miles … The views were amazing and just kept getting better at each of the brothers summits. The peak offered excellent views. Brook trail is exactly what it sounds like. The trail isn't obvious to find on the top end and this top section is the steepest. small patches of ice near the peak. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. Glad we did. a little windy up top. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Hiking Trail Description. One High Peak: Slide Mountain 4,182 ft (Highest Peak in Catskills) Total Time: ~2.5 hrs . Started at 745am. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain Loop Trail, The Wolfjaws via Range Trail and John's Brook Trail, Basin Mountain Saddleback Mountain Loop via Phelps Trail, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw & Armstrong from the Garden, Saddleback Mountain Via the Orebed Brook Trail, Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail, Achetez Pro pour ceux qui vous sont chers, Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop. After a quick summit picture, we start back down to the trail intersection. The baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. The ledges of … Again, it was challenging, but fun! Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. The Loop: From JBL, you’ll backtrack slightly on the Phelps Trail for 0.3 mile to the junction with the red marked Slide Mt. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. A great hike! I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). Amazing day! At 1.7 miles from the bridge (and 0.25 miles past a lean-to), you come to a house-size boulder on the right side of the trail. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are available in the winter. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. Painted arrows now indicate the driest … After enjoying a longer rest than usual, chatting it up with others at the summit and soaking in all that the views have to offer decided to make it a loop trip and descent via Slide Mountain Brook Trail. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! this trail starts off going straight uphill. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. View from the top is great, stayed about 30 minutes, get a solid 180 view and despite the lot being nearly full, had the whole summit to myself. Le sentier vous offrira la possibilité d'observer la faune et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Lookout Mountain Golf Club is a nine-time winner of the Golf Digest Four Star Award, has been recognized as one of America's Best Golf Course by Zagat, and has been chosen as one of Arizona's Top 10 Golf Courses by readers of Arizona Business Magazine. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. You have to climb this so put away your sticks in your backpack so you have a good grip. You go down slightly from there before it goes up again for Big Slide. Slide Brook Basin Beyond resort boundaries, between Lincoln Peak and Mt. You could do a loop and hike down the Slide Mt. Head north of Sedona into the Oak Creek Canyon for a hike along the river. Only problems I had and reason for losing 1 star is the easily lost trail at times and not well maintained compared to a lot of hikes I've done, be prepped for a long day! travelled the loop counterclockwise. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. Bring Micro Spikes! One can also approach this peak from two other trails both coming up from Johns Brook valley one going directly up Big Slide Brook or one that heads up Black Brook and over Yard Mountain meeting up with the other trail. Bear right (uphill), following signs for Big Slide and Yard Mountain. We began to ascend the small drainage which was fairly well covered by trees. More Pictures from Big Slide: If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. Bennies Brook Slide, also known as Bennies Root Canal, is a relative easy slide located on the slopes of Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. Johns Brook Lane: 1.6 miles The Brothers Trail: 3.8 Miles Slide Mountain Brook Trail: 2.2 miles Orebed Brook Trail: 3.1 miles ADK Range Trail: 0.7 miles Pyramid/Gothics/Sawteeth Trail: 1.4 miles Scenic Trail: 3.0 miles Lake Road / St. Huberts Road: 4.0 miles Route 73: 2.2 miles Total Miles: 22.0 miles (6,250 elevation gain) Trip Report: Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. Take in the Sanderson Falls, go mountain biking, enjoy a picnic or do some hunting and fishing. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. travelled the loop counterclockwise. Try using the dirt on the sides. Try using the dirt on the sides. Deer Leap Trailextends 1.7 miles from the parking area to Deer Leap. The round-trip hike is between 8 and 10.5 miles (depending on the … From there to Yard Mountain was 1.4 miles. Tough ascent (steep with a couple sections with big boulders to scales) with amazing views for much of the way and a leisurely, wooded descent. Big Slide Yard Mountain Loop Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. The trail itself is beautiful as you hike through a mix of hardwoods and pines, and on open slabs of rock. $10 fee for parking. We were so glad we went with the loop and not the up and back because between the rain and snow it would have made for one slippery way down! We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. #13 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona #329 in the world. There are several creek crossings. The trail offers a number of activity options. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. In the Rubble Looking at Slide on Giant Mountain. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. The trail then rises sharply with two sets of ladders to the first step of Big Slide where one can move a little to the left to get a close up of the lower section of the slide. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. After miles of interesting brook and woods scenery, we faced an impressive scene of rocky destruction at the slide. Slide Mt. Big Slide is the 27th highest mountain in the High Peaks, with an elevation of 4240 feet. I was pretty low on energy when I started so it took a hit longer than expected, but pay attention when traversing all the boulders it can be easy to make a wrong turn, I made a wrong detour twice on the way up and once on the way down. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. The last bit approaching the summit got very steep. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … The hike to 1st brother is doable but bring strong boots for the rocks. The fall colors make for the stunningest views. There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. Once in the woods, you will soon arrive at the first trail junction at .2 miles. a little windy up top. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. It starts off pretty much just going up and overall I'd say maybe 1/4 of the whole hike is just scrambling up giant boulders. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. Slide Mt. She lost the mellow roar of the brook. Round trip was 8hrs. Tough ascent (steep with a couple sections with big boulders to scales) with amazing views for much of the way and a leisurely, wooded descent. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. We followed this loop counter-clockwise; ascending the brothers one by one. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. At mile 0.6 the trail intersects the Tongue Mountain Range Trail. There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). Big Slide Mountain via Slide Mt. The hike to 2nd brother is fun! The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. We followed this loop counter-clockwise; ascending the brothers one by one. Again, it was challenging, but fun! Note: The Garden Shuttle is not operating until further notice. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/flume-slide-trail I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop est un sentier en boucle de 9.8 miles très fréquenté situé près de Keene, État de New York. We turn left and start the slog back to the car. Instead, follow this route to squeeze far more out of your hike with hardly any extra effort. Downes Brook Slide Trail (WMNF) This trail, ascending the mountain from the N, coincides with Downes Brook Trail (see below) as far as the foot of the slide. 10/10 would recommend. The last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. Amazing day! If you stick to the classic route, you bag the peak but see only a small amount of what Slide has to offer. To reward you, it offers very nice views. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. Use the dirt n trees on the sides for better traction. 1940 AMC White Mountain Guide Downes Brook Slide Trail (WMNF) This trail, ascending the mountain from the N, coincides with Downes Brook Trail (see below) as far as the foot of the slide. You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. from JBL to the left turn onto the Big Slide Brook trail, 0.3 miles. There are many places to start this loop from really as it crosses other trails and the main road twice. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. Finish the hike by hiking north for another 8.4 miles on the Dry Brook Ridge Trail, passing some scenic view points and high mountain bogs on the way (reaching elev. 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. Should we go back down the Brothers trail - 3.7 miles - or do the loop - 2.1 down the Slide Mt. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. The slide has been around for awhile, but it got enlarged and wiped clean by Hurricane Irene. Buttermilk Brook - Bear Slides is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Warrensburg, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. Itis in the shape of a 'Y' with the right side of the 'Y' offering the easiest access to the trail from Keene Valley and the summit of Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain. Beautiful views can't wait to try it again. Was at the third brother around 10:50. The 15 mile loop can be cut in half or about more by either the Tonto Tank tr or the Bluff tr (very fun) that bisects the main loop. The trail goes uphill immediately; boulder scrambles started just before the summit of 1st brother, and they were fun and challenging. Was at the third brother around 10:50. Decision point. All 35 miles of trails in this area are open exclusively to foot travel, affording the visitor an uninterrupted back country experience. At the bottom of this trail, turn right to follow the yellow-blazed trail back down to the parking area. Big Slide Mountain via Phelps Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. During the winter, it’s also … Length 9.8 miElevation gain 3034 ftRoute type Loop Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. For this hike, I went up, and back down, Slide Mt. "At last the trail led out of the fragrant glen and zigzagged up a slope, to the dry forest of pines, and on and upward, farther and higher until Lucy felt she had ascended to the top of a mountain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Loop: From JBL, you’ll backtrack slightly on the Phelps Trail for 0.3 mile to the junction with the red marked Slide Mt. The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. The Brothers Path is a rocky ridge for the first 1.5 mi Continue the N side of the Left Fork for about another 0.5 of a mile to the base of a new slide coming down from the right. Today I became a 46r The best way to climb Big Slide is to make a 9.6 mile loop by going up the mountain via The Brothers — a scenic series of three smaller mountains — then returning by way of Johns Brook Valley. I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. The fall colors make for the stunningest views. There are several creek crossings. You go down slightly from there before it goes up again for Big Slide. Very muddy on 10/14. 1,400′). This trail offers amazing views from the summits of the first and second Brothers and, of course, from the summit of Big Slide. After a four mile approach on the Moriah Brook Trail, we bushwhacked up a NW tributary to the big slide unleashed on the NE slope of Mt. From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. Harboring the tallest of the Catskill Peaks and offering numerous trailside vistas, th… It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Lookout Mountain Golf Club. I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. The last 0.2 mile of the climb is steep; a few log ladders aid in … Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. From here the grade is quite easy as it twists its way through a primeval spruce forest until it meets up with he trail coming up Big Slide Brook from Johns Brook valley below. I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. Brook Trail and then 3.1 on the Phelps Trail - relatively flat - back to the Garden where we parked the car. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. Note: Continuing straight would shave 2 miles off this route, bypassing Yard Mountain and heading directly to Johns Brook Lodge. This trail starts from the Phelps Trail at the John's Brook Lean-tos and heads towards the top of Big Slide Mountain. Brook Trail, 7/5/2013 . Hotels, Lodging & Camping Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. We decide to go for the gusto and start down the Slide Mt. You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. 3,400′), and finally descending and ending on a small dead-end road just outside the Village of Margaretville (elev. $10 fee for parking. The Downes Brook Slide, also known as the Passaconaway Slide, fell in the early 1890s and for many years was the route from Albany Intervale to the summit of Passaconaway, becoming known as the Downes Brook Slide Trail or Passaconaway Slide Trail. I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. The preferred route is to go up the New Slide, which is as follows: Follow the N bank of the brook E for about 0.6 of a mile to where the brook forks. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. Trailhead: If you’re driving into Keene Valley from Lake Placid, there is a DEC sign after the post office on the right, at Adirondack Street. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. Another easy hike is Balsam Lake — the fire tower at the summit has an amazing view. Only problems I had and reason for losing 1 star is the easily lost trail at times and not well maintained compared to a lot of hikes I've done, be prepped for a long day! The best way to climb Big Slide is to make a 9.6 mile loop by going up the mountain via The Brothers — a scenic series of three smaller mountains — then returning by way of Johns Brook Valley. I'd heard great things about it, so it moved to the top of my list of places to go. In winter it gets even less. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. A great hike! With the Victoria Day Holiday in Canada this weekend the hotels in the area of the Adirondack High Peaks were a bit over priced so we figured we would just make a short day trip up to the Catskills instead. You have to climb this so put away your sticks in your backpack so you have a good grip. A handful of spots left in the lot. To reward you, it offers very nice views. Trailhead: If you’re driving into Keene Valley from Lake Placid, there is a DEC sign after the post office on the right, at Adirondack Street. To do the hike as we originally planned, you start at the Garden parking lot and go up the Brothers trail. Hiking trails, fishing, picnic ramadas, and wildlife viewing are also available nearby and throughout Sedona. And it is a slog - … The views were amazing and just kept getting better at each of the brothers summits. I was really looking forward to […] The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. Steven and I arrived at the Downes Brook Trailhead later than we planned… The baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. We headed up early but not quite early enough to get a parking spot at the West Fork Trail. $10 fee. Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. Visitors can also slide down a natural chute into the pool below – a unique thrill that combines waterpark excitement with outdoor adventure. The trail winds down through several distinct varieties of woodland, past a good view of Table Mountain and a huge rock chasm (on your right as you descend). The peak offered excellent views. It then descends 325 fe… The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. References Rev enjoying the Klondike Trail: The Klondike gets some skiers, but the trail to Yard doesn't get much traffic. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. From there to Yard Mountain was 1.4 miles. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. Slide rocks mostly. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! 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